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Big Data Talent War: 7 Ways To Win

53% of big data-focused companies say analytics experts will be tough to find for the next two years. Here's how IT leaders plan to train, borrow, or steal talent--and what job seekers should know.
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Tip 2: Pay For Training To Build From Within
An overwhelming majority (65%) of our big data-focused survey respondents say their companies pay for training as an incentive. Another 39% say their companies offer performance incentives to those who update their skills. And 33% say raises and title increases are used as an incentive to improve big data analytics skills.

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Tony Kontzer
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1/23/2013 | 8:26:14 PM
re: Big Data Talent War: 7 Ways To Win
I'm shocked to come to this story more than 2 months after it posted and see no comments here. This seems to me a valuable and insightful set of tips that can serve as a launch point for a discussion on how to best fill the data science talent gap. And I'm sure readers would be able to add more tips of their own--and maybe even offer counter-evidence questioning the effectiveness of one of the tips listed here. What say you, readers?

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